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Old 08-16-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm getting my first 1/8 scale buggy(XB8) and I have a new servo lying around and was wondering if you think it would be good enough to handle the thottle/brake duties? Its the SERVO-HS-625MG Super Torque; 94 oz/in at .15 sec. Let me know what you think. If its borderline then I'll get something else, thou I'd like to use it.
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Old 08-16-2004, 09:48 PM   #2
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Any servo will do..but since you're getting a top of the line buggy, you might as well get top of the line electronics too, right?

The Futaba 9402, 9450, and 9350, the Airtronics 94358/359/360, and the JR 8550 are among some of the best servos money can buy. I personally will be using two 359's in my buggies.
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I like to use the 359 and 360's in my buggies. the 359's is overkill for throttle and brake so I run the faster 360 on it. How are you liking your xb8?
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yes that servo will work very well. if it ever fails, then id look into one of the other ones recommended. until then you save $100 since you already own it. i use the 645MG for my steering in my buggy and it works just fine.
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The 600 series Hitec servos are much more prone to failure than most other servos including the other Hitecs. If you already have it, then I guess it doesn't really matter at this point, but if not, then go with any of the other servos people have suggested on this thread.
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for 60 bucks you can get the HS5625 oir the 5945 digital servos.... much better
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Thanks guys.
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Simple answer, yes it will work fairly well. If it ever fails you may want to get something better.
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Any servo will do..but since you're getting a top of the line buggy, you might as well get top of the line electronics too, right?

The Futaba 9402, 9450, and 9350, the Airtronics 94358/359/360, and the JR 8550 are among some of the best servos money can buy. I personally will be using two 359's in my buggies.
Where in the US has the best prices on Airtronics servos? I need to buy 2 online for my 1/8th nitro. Thanks Rick
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I'd try Ultimate Hobbies or Pacific Coast Hobbies.

www.ultimatehobbies.com or www.pacificcoasthobbies.com
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The airtronics 94360 servo i have found has a large heat sink on it, does this seem right? Can only find this one on the ultimate and southcoast sites. Rick
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Yes, the case is a heatsink.
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Thanks for the advice with servos, i have a pair of Airtronics servos on there way to me from Pacific coast hobbies. Thanks Rick
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